The mall in the background is the major one in Legazpi City, A million people were waiting for it to open at 09:00, so they waited for another million and opened at 10:00. I needed a decent wi-fi dongle for a usable net connection. Thankfully all good now.
Of course with the good comes the bad, my left eye (usually my good eye) has a fog in it today that won't clear up. I suppose I should apply for the blind pension when I get home.
There doesn't appear to be any give way rule in the Philippines but traffic does take a bit of extra care not to turn pedestrians into speedbumps on crossings. A positive of their approach is a politeness from pedestrians that is quite lacking in Australia where it is normal to step on a crossing, thus causing all traffic to stop, without so much as a look.
Just up the road from here is a jail, which they have enough sense to call a jail. Our prisons long ago lost any wording that might hint at being less than the motel standards they have, "Correction Centre" does have a lovely soft sound as befits the comfort within.
In 2006 water and muck washed down from Mayon behind us due to heavy rain from cyclone Reming, washing away the village of Padang and 900 or so people, quite sad really but it's a lovely memorial.
Another place to stay and sadly another that lacks hot water.
I wonder if San Miguel beer (any variety) is the best in the world, if not it would be in the grand final, something our Cowboys in the NRL are unlikely to achieve this season :(
A rough guess using my short height as a guide makes me think a Philippine ft is about 27cm. Sorry for the cm but mm is too fine in this case.
BTW the water at whatever time of day was always a delightful temperature but the green rather than the more inviting blue tiles for appearance was a let down for Olivia.
Things like this are why Jimmy wants a tag team partner again.
Wrinkly toes from a pool session.
Karaoke is actually a Philippine invention.
I think this unit cost something like P700 per night, somehow I think P1000 is needed for comfort.